The membership of the Wellington Regional Healthy Housing Group is diverse and covers many different sectors. We recognise that by working together we will get more people in cold, damp and unsafe housing into warm, dry, safe homes faster. We seek collaborative and creative solutions.

Our members work across community and whānau level service provision and support, regulation (eg. consents, LIMs, zoning), financial assistance (grants, subsidies, low and no interest loans) for homeowners and renters, research and knowledge-sharing, advocacy, legislation and funding. Through our Quarterly Network Meeting, leadership of the Steering Group and thematic Working Groups, actors are able to connect and amplify their work, develop new creative and collaborative approaches and exchange experiences and examples.

Collaborative projects include Well Homes (see below), Tuanui – Wainuiomata Healthy Homes programme, and Warm Up Ōtaki.

Well Homes is a housing coordination service for the Wellington region bringing together four WRHHG members in partnership to support whānau to live in a warm, dry and safe home. Referrals to the service come via Māori and Pacific Health Services, doctors, nurses and social workers, as well as self-referrals. Well Homes is one of nine Healthy Housing Initiatives delivered under the Ministry of Health’s Rheumatic Fever Prevention programme. The partnership includes Regional Public Health, Tū Kotahi Māori Asthma Foundation, Sustainability Trust and He Kāinga Oranga (Otago University). Find out about Well Homes here.